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Vandenberg AFB, CA

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Sunrise 6:36AMSunset 5:53PM Thursday February 22, 2018 2:43 PM PST (22:43 UTC) Moonrise 10:58AMMoonset 12:00AM Illumination 52% Phase: First Quarter Moon; Moon at 8 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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PZZ673 Waters From Pt. Sal To Santa Cruz Island Ca And Westward 60 Nm Including San Miguel And Santa Rosa Islands- 211 Pm Pst Thu Feb 22 2018
.gale warning in effect through Friday evening...
Tonight..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 8 to 10 ft dominant period 11 seconds. Slight chance of showers.
Fri..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt. Combined seas 10 to 12 ft dominant period 10 seconds.
Fri night..NW winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt, becoming N 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt after midnight. Combined seas 10 to 11 ft dominant period 11 seconds, subsiding to 8 to 10 ft dominant period 16 seconds after midnight.
Sat..N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming nw 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 9 ft dominant period 16 seconds.
Sat night..NW winds 20 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Combined seas 9 to 11 ft dominant period 12 seconds.
Sun..N winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming nw 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft.
Sun night..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 7 to 10 ft.
Mon..NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt. Combined seas 9 to 12 ft. Slight chance of showers.
Tue..NW winds 20 to 30 kt. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft. Slight chance of showers.
PZZ600 211 Pm Pst Thu Feb 22 2018
Synopsis for the southern california coast and santa barbara channel including the channel islands national marine sanctuary and national park..At 21z...or 1 pm pst...a 1041 mb high was 800 nm W of seattle and a 1014 mb low was over western nv. The low will move S and help to increase the nw flow over the coastal waters, with moderate to strong winds expected tonight through Friday night.

7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Vandenberg AFB, CA
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Area Discussion for - Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA
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Fxus66 klox 222124
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national weather service los angeles oxnard ca
124 pm pst Thu feb 22 2018

Synopsis 22 727 am.

An upper trough tracking to the northeast of the region will
bring a slight chance of rain showers with low elevation snow
showers this afternoon through early Friday, along with cool and
breezy conditions. Dry and cool weather is expected over the
weekend. Another trough may bring more widespread rain to the
region late Monday through Tuesday night or early wed, with a more
significant storm later in the week.

Short term (tdy-sun) 22 115 pm.

A trough to our north will slide south into nevada early Friday
with the axis moving east of our area around noon Friday. Its
trajectory is similar to many of the previous systems meaning very
little rainfall and more in the way of gusty north to northwest
winds and cool temperatures. There will be some rain chances with
it, mainly central coast, northern mountains, including the
grapevine, and eastern la county, but amounts mostly under a tenth
of an inch.

Snow levels will be quite low, mostly 3000-4000 feet, locally
lower at times. Light accumulations are possible over the
grapevine on interstate 5 late tonight and early Friday, possibly
up to 2".

Gusty west to northwest winds today will shift to north and
northeast late Friday into Saturday leading to a significant
drying trend. The cold and dry air mass will lead to some very
cold overnight low temperatures Saturday morning, especially in
wind protected locations.

Heights will be rebounding somewhat over the weekend for slightly
warmer temperatures and clear skies. By Sunday highs will be back
up to near normal levels.

Long term (mon-thu) 22 122 pm.

Yet another trough will arrive late Monday and this one has been
trending a little farther west than previous troughs and does have
a little more moisture going for it. Not much, but enough to
possibly generate more widespread precipitation, though low level
winds are still mostly from the west to northwest which isn't
favorable for any sort of orographic enhancement. So at this point
still looking like a light precip event ending Tuesday afternoon.

Then dry weather weather and slightly warmer Wednesday into early
Thursday before what could be a much stronger system late Thu and
fri. This one is cold and has much better over water trajectory as
the gulf of alaska high finally shifts more to the west and
provides a farther west start to some of these troughs coming
south. Still some uncertainty with the ensembles still showing a
fair amount of spread in the solutions, but both the operational ecmwf
and GFS have been pretty consistent the last couple days
suggesting a stronger system late next week.

Aviation 22 1758z.

At 1730z, there was no inversion present at klax.

Generally hi confidence in the 18z tafs.VFR conditions are expected
at all the airfields through Fri morning, altho someVFR CIGS should
affect several of the airfields at times this afternoon and tonight.

There may also be a few showers around the region mainly this
evening. There will be gusty W to NW winds at many airfields this
afternoon into the evening, with low level wind shear possible at
times this evening at ksba due to gusty N canyon winds in the
vicinity.

Klax... Generally hi confidence in the 18z taf.VFR conditions are
expected through Fri afternoon, altho there is a 30 percent chance
ofVFR CIGS at times this afternoon and tonight with isolated
showers in the vicinity. There will also be gusty W to NW winds this
afternoon through Friday.

Kbur... Generally hi confidence in the 18z taf.VFR conditions are
expected through Fri morning, altho there is a 30 percent chance of
vfr CIGS at times this afternoon and tonight with isolated showers
in the vicinity.

Marine 22 110 pm.

For the outer waters, moderate confidence in current forecast.

Northwest winds will increase through early this evening with 70%
chance of widespread gale force winds tonight through Friday
evening. A gale warning is in effect for the outer waters during
the period. From later Friday night through Tuesday, there is a
70% chance of small craft advisory (sca) level winds continuing
with a 40% chance of gale force winds Saturday afternoon night and
again on Tuesday.

For the inner waters, moderate confidence in current forecast.

For the waters north of point sal, SCA level winds are likely (70%
chance) at times tonight through Tuesday, especially during the
afternoon and evening hours. There is also a 30% chance of gale
force winds Saturday night. For the waters south of point
conception, there is a 70% chance of SCA level winds tonight
through Saturday night, especially across western portions. After
a lull on Sunday, SCA level winds are likely again on Monday and
Tuesday.

Lox watches warnings advisories
Ca... Wind advisory in effect until 9 pm pst this evening for zones
34-35. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect until 4 am pst Friday for zones
39-52. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect from 10 pm this evening to 10 am pst
Friday for zone 53. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect until 10 am pst Friday for zone 54. (see laxnpwlox).

Wind advisory in effect until 10 pm pst this evening for zone
59. (see laxnpwlox).

Pz... Small craft advisory in effect until 3 am pst Friday for
zones 645-650-655. (see laxmwwlox).

Gale warning in effect until 3 am pst Friday for zones
670-673-676. (see laxmwwlox).

Hazard potential outlook (sun-thu)
Low elevation snow possible Monday night into Tuesday creating
hazardous driving conditions in the mountains, especially the i5
corridor area.

Public... Mw
aviation... Sirard
marine... Sirard
synopsis... Jll
weather.Gov losangeles


Weather Reporting Stations
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Stations Dist Age Wind Air TempWater Temp WavesPressureDewPt
46218 - Harvest, CA (071) 25 mi43 min 56°F7 ft
46259 26 mi51 min 56°F9 ft
HRVC1 30 mi43 min 52°F 1024.8 hPa (-0.7)
46011 - SANTA MARIA - 21 NM Northwest of Point Arguello, CA 30 mi53 min NW 19 G 23 51°F 55°F8 ft1024.3 hPa (-1.2)
PTGC1 - Point Arguello, CA 31 mi43 min NNW 29 G 31 51°F 1024.3 hPa (-1.6)
46054 - SANTA BARBARA W 38 NM West of Santa Barbara, CA 45 mi33 min NW 19 G 25 53°F 1023.4 hPa
46215 - Diablo Canyon, CA (076) 49 mi46 min 58°F6 ft

Wind History for Port San Luis, CA
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Lompoc, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA38 mi48 minN 18 G 2210.00 miMostly Cloudy and Breezy54°F38°F56%1024.7 hPa

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Tide / Current Tables for Point Arguello, California
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Point Arguello
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Thu -- 02:11 AM PST     4.68 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:40 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:20 AM PST     0.98 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:55 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:32 PM PST     2.96 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:52 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:15 PM PST     1.97 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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3.94.44.74.64.13.42.61.81.3111.31.82.32.72.92.92.72.42.1222.32.9

Tide / Current Tables for Oil Platform Harvest (Topex Project), California
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Oil Platform Harvest (Topex Project)
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Thu -- 02:08 AM PST     4.86 feet High Tide
Thu -- 06:40 AM PST     Sunrise
Thu -- 09:19 AM PST     1.04 feet Low Tide
Thu -- 10:55 AM PST     Moonrise
Thu -- 03:22 PM PST     2.89 feet High Tide
Thu -- 05:52 PM PST     Sunset
Thu -- 08:03 PM PST     1.98 feet Low Tide
Tide / Current data from XTide NOT FOR NAVIGATION
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4.14.64.94.74.23.52.61.81.31.11.11.41.82.32.72.92.82.62.32.122.12.43

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Wind Forecast for Los Angeles/Oxnard, CA (17,4,5,8)
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Ground Weather Radar Station Vandenberg AFB, CA
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